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Dalziel Ingredients has strengthened its specialist food technology team with the recruitment of Graham Smith as Technical Sales Manager.

He has joined from supermarket chain Morrisons manufacturing division and will be responsible for offering expert guidance to customers on processing and production methods and recipe ideas using his specialist knowledge gained during a 30-year career in the food manufacturing sector.

This is a significant appointment for Dalziel Ingredients, which is a major supplier of functional and flavoured blended ingredients to savoury food processors across the UK.

He will be part of the company’s specialist food technology team of nationwide industry experts.
Dalziel Ingredients specialises in creating bespoke seasoning blends and functional blends at its state-of-the-art factory and new product development centre in Gateshead.

Its purpose-built Grade A BRC accredited dry blending site also has a dedicated gluten free line.
Richard Wilson, sales director at Dalziel Ingredients, said: “Graham’s focus will be on developing our sales in the cooked and cured meat sector, such as ham, gammon and bacon.

“Dalziel Ingredients is the leader in this specialist sector of the food industry. We work in partnership with our customers to develop bespoke blends to suit their exact requirements.”

Mr Smith started in the food industry in 1986 and gained experience with businesses such as Dalepak Foods, Kerry Foods, Perkins Foods and latterly as an new product development manager with Morrisons Manufacturing, where he successfully launched over 90 new cooked meat products.

He said: “What attracted me to Dalziel was its ongoing investment in its manufacturing sites and product development team, focus on innovation, new flavour concepts and ability to act quickly to consumer trends, which gives the company an edge in the marketplace.”

Functionality, appearance and flavour are all important trademarks of the Dalziel Group, which has a heritage as a market leading, family-owned food service specialist going back nearly 90 years.
The group started blending dry seasonings in the 1970’s and there has been continual investment as the business and demand has grown.

Dalziel also has its own network of regional distribution depots stretching throughout the UK. This means it is ideally placed to service just in time deliveries utilising its own fleet of over 120 vehicles.
The company is Soil Association approved for organic products and is a member of the Seasoning & Spice Association.

As a responsible business and member of SEDEX, Dalziel’s approved suppliers commit to the Dalziel code of conduct and ethically sourced policies to guarantee integrity in the global supply chain.
For more information, contact Dalziel Ingredients on 0191 495 4490, email: info@dalziel.co.uk or visit www.dalziel.co.uk